North of 53: The Wild Days of the Alaska-Yukon Mining Frontier, 1870-1914

North of 53: The Wild Days of the Alaska-Yukon Mining Frontier, 1870-1914

by William R. Hunt
     
 

“Saints and sinners, whores and housewives, swindlers and laborers alike attempted a hasty adjustment to novel conditions in a land that seemed strange and forbidding,” writes William R. Hunt in his narrative history of Alaska mining. Hunt offers an exciting anecdotal account that follows hungry prospectors, canny shopkeepers, hopeful hangers-on, and

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“Saints and sinners, whores and housewives, swindlers and laborers alike attempted a hasty adjustment to novel conditions in a land that seemed strange and forbidding,” writes William R. Hunt in his narrative history of Alaska mining. Hunt offers an exciting anecdotal account that follows hungry prospectors, canny shopkeepers, hopeful hangers-on, and crafty lawyers through the gold mining camps and temporary towns of nineteenth-century Alaska. Hunt has hiked and mined many of the same claims he writes about in the book, and North of 53 offers a rare glimpse into far-flung communities from Skagway to the Yukon to the deep interior of Alaska to the Ididarod and Nome on the Bering Sea.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781602230545
Publisher:
University of Alaska Press
Publication date:
05/30/2009
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
928,234
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

William R. Hunt was professor of history at the University of Alaska. He worked as a miner, teacher, and journalist, as well as being actively involved in eight historical societies.

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